Building the skills employers demand

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017.

The first wave of Excelsior College students to enrol on a new construction course are going from strength to strength as they exhibit the skills employers demand. A booming construction sector buoyed by major new house building programmes and new commercial property investment means bricklaying, carpentry and joinery skills have never been in greater demand.... Read more »

Excelsior hosts next generation teachers to learn from the best

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017.

Excelsior Academy’s reputation for excellence in teaching children whose first language is not English was showcased to dozens of trainee teachers. The EAL (English as an Additional Language) and Diversity conference staged workshops for the trainees from Newcastle’s Sacred Heart Catholic High School and Newcastle SCITT. The aim was to demonstrate how Excelsior Academy teaches... Read more »

Excelsior College ‘Invincibles’ crowned league champions  

Monday, March 20th, 2017.

  Excelsior College Football Academy is celebrating league title glory in its first year as a football academy. The team remained undefeated in a superb season which saw the players win four games and draw their other two fixtures. A potent attack and solid defence ensured Excelsior topped the third division of the Under 19... Read more »

Excelsior journalists tackle big issues for BBC School Report

Thursday, March 16th, 2017.

Young Excelsior Academy newshounds delved into the hot topics of the day in search of answers to the issues impacting young people’s lives for BBC School Report. The negative effects of mobile phone overuse, obesity and mental health topped the news agenda for the Collingwood pupils turned journalists for the day as part of the... Read more »

Future leader Jasmin selected for top national course

Thursday, March 16th, 2017.

High-flying Excelsior Academy English teacher Jasmin Jobe is one of the top 100 brightest young teaching stars in the country chosen for a prestigious future leaders course. Jasmin will enrol on the national SSAT Leadership Legacy project for a year, developing her skills by learning from outstanding education leaders, school visits and tapping into new... Read more »

Boxing girls pull no punches

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017.

Year 10 Excelsior Academy girls are learning the silky skills of boxing on a new training course introducing them to the sport in one of Newcastle’s most respected clubs. Grainger Park Boxing Club in Scotswood was formed back in 1928 and is well known for its top trainers working with beginners and pros alike. The... Read more »